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, lacrosse, wisconsin, who normally reports the news like we do. >> jennifer livingston is the one making the headlines and spreading the message of confidence and empowerment far beyond wisconsin. it all started with a message from a viewer, who took aim at jennifer livingston's weight, writing, "i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition has not improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people. girls in particular." on her own newscast, livingston, the mother of three young girls, decided it was time to respond. >> so you know nothing about me other than what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> for more than four minutes she faced the camera and the criticism. it has touched off a chorus of kindness. one person saying that viewer could not have been more wrong. the message you are sending young women is that beauty and brains come in many forms. but livingston says the story isn't just about her. reminding viewers, that october is national anti-bullying month. >> to al
. >> that is the local television anchor everybody is talking about this morning. jennifer livingston and her on-air response to a viewer who said she was a bad example for young girls because she is overweight. she's going to tell us why she felt the need to respond on air in a moment. it is 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 3rd day of october, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for matt this week and mr. al roker. what else do we have coming up? >> a great survival story, an incredible story that was actually caught on tape. great because it is a survival tale. two guys forced to crash land in the gulf of mexico when their plane caught fire. they spent hours in the water, as you can see, waiting for rescue, documenting it all on an ipad. this morning those survivors are here with us for an exclusive live interview. they will tell us of their tales. >> wow. and then some more of our simple savvy silly tips. this one actually from a homeowner, justin from omaha, nebraska. tired of tangled cords. put them in a used old paper tube. >> that's clever. >> we'll have more of t
to jennifer livingston, a news anchor in lacrosse, wisconsin. livingston decided to respond to that e-mail yesterday. she says she did on in part because she feels the e-mail is a form of bullying. a major problem that she says needs to be stopped. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. what really angers me about about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse, each and every day. >> thousands of people have written her messages of support online. to see her entire response, you can check out the news 4 today facebook page. >> the international space station will move into a different orbit tomorrow in order to avoid colliding with debris. the russian space program is helping. the space station only makes evasive maneuvers like this one when the likelihood of a collision exceeds one in 10,000. nasa says space junk is becoming a growing problem for the space industry. six astronauts are on board the space station including two americans. >> who keeps leaving junk in space? i tell you. so rude. >
back against a critical e-mail. jennifer livingston is a morning anchor in wisconsin. a viewer complained about her weight and saying she's not a good role model for girls. as the mother of three daughters, livingston decided to respond. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. what really anchors me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse each and every day. >> livingston called the viewer a bully and says children learn that behavior from adults. thousands of people have written her messages in support online. we posted her entire message on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> italian scientists are searching for the remains of the woman who may have been the model for one of the most famous paintings in the world. experts believe the wife of a rich florentine merchant may have been the model for the portrait of mona lisa. she was buried in a con vent and scientists have been working there since april to find her skull. if they can find it, they can reconstruct her face and compar
want to show you how jennifer livingston, a local news anchor in wisconsin responded to a nasty e-mail from a viewer, the viewer called her a bad role model for young girls because of her weight. >> the truth is, i am an overweight. you can call me fat and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart, but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something that were i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted you don't watch the show so you know nothing about me, but what you see on the outside and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> yes, ma'am. liz? >> courage to stand up to bullies, your self-worth is not defined by a bully. this anonymous letter writer, coward is setting a bad example for his own children in a month that's anti-bullying month. >> i fight with my wife every day, that woman couldn't have been a more eloquent spokesman for those of us that struggle. >> and what do you think, e-mail your comments on facebook as well. i fight w
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